This story follows Luke, whose legal name is Leila, as he navigates what it means to be trans as a young person in the school yard and at the gender diverse clinic. We see the prejudice and pressures that can exist in both places.
Right Now talks to writer Luke Bodley and photographer Matthew Vandeputte about their audio-visual poem BEND that explores socio-cultural and sexual inclusion.
Columnist Adolfo Aranjuez explains how cultural appropriation and rampant discrimination within gay communities have emerged from the phenomenon of homonormativity.
Rowena Allen, Victoria’s Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, discusses her first year in the role.
Timmah Ball examines whether “swiping right” in online dating forums can result in meaningful relationships.
Michael Cook’s brilliantly coloured images showing as part of the Midsumma festival confront our conceptions of authenticity and indigeneity, writes Christopher Ringrose.
In light of Australian Olympic champion Ian Thorpe’s “coming out”, Tamara Cherny suggests that “being yourself”, particularly in a society less than accepting of diversity, is easier said than done.
While many Australians may think Australia is a healthy democracy, a closer examination of our parliamentary representation tells a different story. Rose Hunter asks how representative our Parliament really is.
By Shae Courtney. This article is part of our July 2013 focus on “Australia in the World”. Click here for more articles in this issue. Since 1948, nations have declared their support for, and recognition of, the inalienable human rights of all under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The recognition of these rights, which […]